Saturday, February 2, 2013

Joe Biden as confussed as ever! This time it's Guns

So let me see if I have this straight. We need a law that will probably not work and the best part is the fact that there will be little impact on the Second Amendment? Now that she has hit her head, maybe Hillary finally what it's like to be Joe Biden. SF

Vice President Joe Biden conceded on Thursday that gun regulations aren’t going to end every murder or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting, but argued changes are needed to save lives.

“Nothing we’re going to do is going to fundamentally alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down to a thousand a year from what we’re at now,” Biden told reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats in the Capitol. “But there are things that we can do demonstrably can do that have virtually zero impact on your Second Amendment right to own a weapon for both self defense and recreation that can save some lives.”

As a staffer tried unsuccessfully to cut Biden off repeatedly, the vice president argued to reporters that none of the proposals would infringe on constitutional rights.
“This is not a difficult equation, if I can prove that there is no Constitutional impact on your right to bear arms and the action I’m suggesting can in fact demonstrably show some people could be saved then this seems to be a no-brainer to me,” Biden said.

Biden said he made the case to fellow Democrats that now is the time to act on guns.
“The point I was making was, you know, the visual image of those 20 innocent children being riddled with bullets has absolutely not only traumatized the nation, but it has caused, it’s like the straw that broke the camel’s backs,” Biden said.

Biden said the change in opinion is so stark that there is now an expectation for Congress to act.

“I believe that the American people will not understand and I think everyone in there, I know everyone in that caucus agrees with me, will not understand if we don’t act,” Biden said.

Biden urged his fellow Democrats to pass all of the president’s gun control proposals, including the assault weapons ban, which faces the highest odds of all the proposals.

“My message was to lay out for our colleagues what our game plan was, what we thought needed to be done,” Biden said. “I made the case for not only assault weapons but for the entire set of recommendations the president laid out. Secondly, I asked that we sit down the interested parties and get some sense of how they wanted to proceed, the time frame they wanted to proceed.”

Read More: Politico